Celebrate Rural Entrepreneurship with the SBA with this live, online rural business owner panel!

SBA Nebraska District Office  - August 20, 2021

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SBA's Elevating Small Business Series: Celebrating Rural Entpreneurship with Live Online Panel

WASHINGTON – SBA Celebrates Rural Entrepreneurship: The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live online panel session to celebrate Rural Entrepreneurship with rural-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) resources and economic aid as critical financial lifelines to pivot during the pandemic.

Learn about the resources available from the SBA and USDA to help rural entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace, launch or expand businesses, receive counseling, funding opportunities, and help to recover or rebuild from disasters.

WHEN: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)


  • Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02)
  • Terri Billups, Senior Advisor for the SBA’s Office of Field Operations
  • Amy Lea, SBA’s Regional Administrator (Acting) for Region VIII and Wyoming District Director
  • Steffanie Bezruki, Chief of Staff, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
  • Nathan Drager, President/Founder, Quantum PC Services, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Charissa Rubey, CEO, Dakota Micro, Cayuga, ND  

HOW:  Registration is required. Click here to register

This event will be recorded

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.